- the fourth version of this model was a surprise when annouced in January
2002, with a quantity of just 30, being prizes in a competition run by
Buses Model Co. for those who purchased LM9 and LM 10 in Hong Kong.
I am grateful to "Neoplan 6008" for allowing
me to use the photos of his model, and for supplying the additional information.
- LM2 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses.
These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. All ten vehicles
were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as
part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole
batch was withdrawn early in 2000.
In July 2000, the batch arrived back in
the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to
single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred
to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale
Centre to Rochdale.